How the U.S. Government Waged War Against the House of Tomorrow

Americans were promised one thing during World War II: life was going to be amazing in the "world of tomorrow." But when the war ended many companies, along with the U.S. government, turned back on that promise as quickly as they could. » 6/05/13 6:52pm 6/05/13 6:52pm

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

When is your house not a house? When it's a Volkswagen Bus. ("Ja," said Tom, "but can you drive your house to get ein plate of schnitzel? I don't think so.") [via fuckyeahcarburetors] » 7/13/10 8:30am 7/13/10 8:30am

Buy A Loft, Get A Land Rover

We knew the housing market here in metro Detroit was bad from all the automaker job cuts in the area, but we didn't know how bad until we were heading down Main Street Saturday afternoon. It was right at the corner across from the new Main Street Lofts where we spotted the following sign pointing to serious savings… » 6/11/07 11:10am 6/11/07 11:10am

Bob Lutz Wants You To Buy A House To Help GM Sales

Reuters got the scoop today from the Vice-Chairman of the General and here's the message Maximum Bob's got for you: Go buy a house. OK, maybe that's not quite what he's saying, but it looks like he's trying to drop some hints for the markets on what sales will look like in April — and it's got a lot to do with the… » 4/23/07 4:55pm 4/23/07 4:55pm

Sensationalizing! UK's Telegraph Falls For "Detroit Houses Selling For…

Looks like the UK's Telegraph is buying the "houses are selling for less than a used car" story hook line and sinker. The UK daily is reporting: » 4/06/07 2:00pm 4/06/07 2:00pm

Ok, let's clear something up right here and right now — "can now be bought" implies it's something new. Everyone who lives here in the D knows you've been able to buy homes…

Depreciation Party PT.2 - Detroit Housing Market So Bad, Cars Cost More

From our not-friends over at the gross soda/chocolate milk news site comes a story that frankly, shocked me as a Detroiter. Houses are going to auction at unheard of rates so low that it's cheaper(d'oh) more costly to buy a used car. Probably a better investment too considering the taxes are lower on a rusting heap… » 3/19/07 7:10pm 3/19/07 7:10pm